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Cable Car Rider GuideBasic Rules of the Ride:
Single ride Cable Car tickets and All-Day passports are available at ticket booths located at Powell and Market or Hyde and Beach streets. They can also be bought from the conductors as you board the Cable Cars.
The conductors can make change for up to $20.
No transfers/fare receipts are accepted.
Fare receipts are issued; one-ride-only receipts are not valid as transfers.
Single Ride Cable Car Fares- updated 11/11
Adult and Youth(5 to 17): $6 each ride, a single ride on a single cable car vehicle.
Senior, ages 65 or older; disabled; Medicare card holder:
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.: $6 each ride.
Before 7 a.m. or after 9 p.m.:
$3 each ride, cash or ticket only. Valid ID required.
$6 each ride, no discount, with e-cash on Senior Clipper card or RTC ID card.
All-Day Passport (We recommend this)
An All-Day Passport is sold for $14 by the conductors on the cable cars. This passport is equivalent to a 1-Day Passport only on the day sold. We recommend this fare because you can ride the cable cars all day long. You have on and off privileges for the whole day.
For instance, if you take the Powell/Hyde street line, you may want to get off the Cable Car to walk along Lombard street,the worlds crookedest street in the world. Then, when you are done, you can hop right back onto the Cable Car to continue your ride. Or if you take Powell/Mason street line, you may want to get off in Chinatown and visit this vibrant area of our city. So, the All Day Passport offers you all day flexibility to sight see and enjoy our city.
More Rules of the Ride:
Clipper cards containing Muni monthly passes or cash value are accepted. Show card to Cable Car conductor.
Monthly passes, whether paper or loaded to your Clipper card; monthly pass loaded to your RTC Discount Photo ID card; BART Plus; and Passports are valid on cable cars.
A valid single-ride cable car ticket with a face value of less than the current cable car fare requires an additional cash payment to make up the full current cable car fare.
Interagency passes and Limited use Muni tickets do not count towards cable car fares.
Single ride cable car tickets are available at ticket booths located at Powell and Market or Hyde and Beach. They are also available at the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, at Powell and Market streets.